Saturday, April 26, 2014

'Half Of A Yellow Sun' film is banned in Nigeria

'Half Of A Yellow Sun' film is banned in Nigeria

Nigeria's film board has banned the screening of Chimamanda’s Ngozi Adichie’s novel turned movie "Half of a yellow sun''

The film was due to be released this month.

"Half of Yellow Sun" stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his role in "12 Years a Slave," named 2014's Best Picture.

The decision does not affect the film's screening in other countries.

The film is a drama about the 1967-1970 Biafra War which killed more than a million people, many from starvation.

A statement on the film's website said the Nigeria release has been "postponed to May 2 due to delays in getting certification from the Nigeria Film and Video Censorship Board".

Board spokesman Caesar Kagho told AFP there were "regulatory issues" with the release, but that the film had not been "officially banned".


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